Tuesday, December 27, 2011

NEW Arm & Hammer Ultra Last cat litter - FREE after rebate!

Arm & Hammer has come out with a new cat litter, and they are letting you try it for FREE! Their Ultra Last cat litter provides long lasting odor control. It continues working even when you don't have time to clean the kitty box! Now THAT is a litter for me! Each bit of litter is coated with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda PLUS powerful odor destroyers that help keep your box and home smelling fresh between cleanings.

To try out this incredible new litter for FREE, go to Arm & Hammer's website and print out the rebate form. The rebate is only good on a purchase of one 20lb. box, and purchase must be made between 12/15/2011 and 3/20/2012, up to $8.99.

Friday, December 23, 2011

New coupons from Wellness Pet Foods!

Wellness kitten formula is what I feed my two fur-babies, so I look forward to these coupons every month. This brand often goes on sale, so keep your eyes open while out shopping for even bigger savings! Coupons expire January 12, 2012.



Purina Whisker Lickin's cat treats, as low as $.25 each at PetSmart!



Right now PetSmart has Purina Whisker Lickin's cat treats on sale for $1 each. There was recently a coupon in the paper for $1.50 off 2 packages of Purina Friskies or Whisker Lickin's, any size, any variety. With this coupon two packages would only be $.50, or $.25 each! If you do not have a cat, but got the coupon, consider picking up a few to donate to your local shelter or rescue group.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tips on saving money on your cat's care

In my readings and browsings online I came across this great article from Catipper.com on saving money on your cat's care. Be sure to check out their website for other informative articles.

Sourced from Cattipper.com

Cat lovers want to provide their cat the best possible lifestyle—but, at the same time, saving money is a top concern for everyone these days. Whether you’d like to save on must-haves like food, litter, and medications or on occasional purchases such as toys and bedding, with a little pre-planning you can trim those costs while still providing your cat a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Ten top tips recommended for cutting costs when it comes to your feline:

1. Sign up for newsletters of favorite companies. Most pet product manufacturers offer email newsletters and many of these feature exclusive discounts and coupons. Worried about filling your inbox? Set up a special email account just for newsletter signups; it will make it easy to search for coupons before your next shopping trip.

2. Follow favorites on Twitter and Facebook. Just about every company has a Twitter and Facebook presence these days (just check the company website for links). You’ll often find some great fan/follower discount offers that are promoted exclusively through social media.

3. Go the DIY route. Whether you want to build a cat tree, make your own cat toys, or learn to clip your cat’s nails, you can bet there’s a free video available to help lead the way. Check YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sharing services.

4. Start a price book. Regardless of the cat product you’re purchasing, a price book can help you identify sales patterns and recognize a real bargain when you see one. Record the store, date, and price with each purchase of your cat’s staples so you’ll be able to compare per pound prices and identify the best buy.

5. Determine if your cat’s prescription can be filled at the drugstore. Many cat prescriptions can be filled at the drugstore, offering savings and often the option of generic, low-cost equivalents. Some pharmacies also offer prescription clubs with lower costs–and family pets can be added as part of the family membership with many of the prescription clubs.

6. Check your memberships for special offers. Whether you belong to an auto club, a warehouse shopping club, or a work-related affiliation, check all your memberships for special partnerships offering discounts on everything from pet insurance to boarding services.

7. Investigate pet insurance. Check out pet insurance plans while your cat is young, if at all possible. Do your homework and learn about exclusions and limitations, balancing the monthly premium against the amount of coverage.

8. Make your own home cleaning products. Simple, inexpensive ingredients such as white vinegar and baking soda are the basis of many homemade cleaners, ones that are “green” both for the environment and for your budget. You’ll avoid introducing unnecessary chemicals into your cat’s environment–and save money at the same time.

9. Shop thrift stores and garage sales. Bargains await if you’re willing to shop for used products. Items such as stainless steel bowls can be found at a fraction of the price of their new equivalents. Also look for purchases that can be repurposed for your cat’s needs (those zippered pillow covers can be stuffed to make comfy cat beds!)

10. Get proactive. Prevent costly problems before they start by taking your cat to his annual veterinary exam, spaying and neutering, brushing your cat’s teeth, and cat-proofing your home to prevent expensive accidents.
With just a little pre-planning, you can save money and enrich your cat’s life all at the same time…and that’s the cat’s meow!


A big thank you to cattipper.com for this terrific article! Be sure to check them out for many other amazing articles and tips on caring for your furry felines!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Free dog treats from the treat bar at Petco!


I don't know about you, but I am always tempted by the treat bar at Petco whenever I am in the store. Now I can grab some treats for free, and so can you! Unleashed by Petco has released a coupon for 1 lb. of treats for FREE from the treat bar with any purchase! You must be a Petco P.A.L.S. member to use the coupon. If you are not a member yet, you can sign up here. This coupon can be used at both regular Petco stores and Unleashed by Petco. Coupon expires 12/24, so you need to use it soon! Looks like I will be stopping by tomorrow for my free bag of treats!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New coupons for The Goodlife cat food!

Over at Coupons.com there are two new coupons for The Goodlife cat food! 

  • Save $1 on any 2 The Goodlife cat treats
  • Save $1 on any bag The Goodlife Main Meal Entrees 

My cats looove their catnip flavored treats. Now I can save on a package for each of their stockings!


Just for fun: Cute holiday puppies!

I couldn't have photos of holiday kitties without having some of the doggies as well! Enjoy!







Save $.30 on Newman's Own Organics canned cat food



I love Newman's Own Organics products (especially their salad dressing - yum!), and now my kitties can love them too! Print this coupon for $.30 off any Newman's Own Organics 5.5oz. can cat food, any variety. The coupon prints in .pdf format with Newman's Own Organics other monthly coupons. Expires 1/31/2012.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Just for fun: Cute holiday cats

There is little that makes me happier than cute photos of kitties. Just for fun, here are some holiday themed cat photos I found - enjoy!


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Save on Hill's Science Diet pet food with these coupons!

When it comes to pet nutrition Hill's Science Diet is a terrific food, especially their veterinary diets. And if you are a pet owner with a special diet pet, you know how pricey food can get. Check out these great coupons put out by Hill's Science Diet. They change periodically, so check back for new and exciting offers!

Friday, December 16, 2011

From the Associated Press: For pet-owners, holiday plans revolve around pets

While browsing online I came across this fun article from the Associated Press published on Yahoo! News, and thought I would share it with you all. I will admit that when I went shopping for my kitties' presents this year I felt a little silly, but after reading this article I realize that many people shop for their pets for the holidays. Many, in fact, do much more. Read the article for a fun, enjoyable inside look how pet owners enjoy the holidays with their favorite furry loved one!

For pet-owners, holiday plans revolve around pets, Yahoo! News, December 6, 2011, written by Sue Manning, AP

Free Snausages at Family Dollar!



Family Dollar has the smaller packages of these for only $1! Since there is no size restriction on the coupons, you can grab a pack for free using the $1 off coupon. And then use the $1.50 off two coupon, and get two more for only $.25 each! 

Thanks to Living on a Coupon for finding this great deal!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Purina Beggin' Strips, as low as $.75 each at Target!

There is a great deal going on at Target right now on Purina Beggin' Strips dog treats. The smaller packages (6oz.) are on sale for 2/$5. Use 2 of these Target coupons for $1 off (found under Pets), plus the $1.50 off any 2 Purina Brand Dog Snacks, from the 12/4 Sunday Smart Source coupon insert, and get both for $1.50! That's only $.75 each!

Purina Beggin' Strips Dog Snacks, 2/$5
Use (2) $1 off Beggin' Strips Target coupon
Use $1.50 off any 2 Purina Brand Dog Snacks, 12/4 SS (expires 3/4/2012)
or use $1 off 2 Purina Brand Dog Snacks, 10/30 RP (expires 1/30/2012)
= two packages for as low as $.75 each!, or $1 each

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homemade treats for your sweet kitty!

I know I know, I missed a few days with posting lovely holiday stuff. I could give you a list of excuses (finals, messy house, cat attacks, etc), but why bore you with that? Instead I will try and make it up by sharing these incredible kitty treat recipes I found on PetPlace.com!


Savory Cheese Treats (makes 2 dozen treats)
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal


Preheat the oven to 350. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. If needed, add a small amount of water to create a nice dough. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. 



Tuna Tidbits
(makes 12)

  • 6oz. can of tuna
  • 1/4 cup liquid drained from tuna (add water to liquid if needed)
  • 3 tbsp cooked egg whites, scrambled 
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. 


Thanks to PetPlace.com for sharing these terrific recipes!




Friday, December 9, 2011

Save $2 on Purina Dog or Cat Chow!

I love great coupons, and this is definitely one. Save $2 on Purina Dog Chow or Cat Chow, any size, any formula! The 3.5lb. bags of Cat Chow are only $3.98 at Wal-Mart, so they would be only $1.98 with coupon. Dog Chow is $4.97, so $2.97 after coupon. Even if your pet does not eat this food, this is a great price to grab a bag for a donation to your local shelter.

Another great deal is to use this coupon with PetSmart's Purina Holiday Bonus Bucks deal. Bags of Purina Cat Chow are around $11.49 for the 16lbs. bags. With the coupon they would be $9.49, plus receive $5 Holiday Bonus Bucks back, good on any future purchase of Purina items! Look for the 10% more bonus bags for even greater savings!

Save $3 on Bil-Jack dog food!


Join Bil-Jack's Best Friends Club and receive a coupon for $3 off any Bil-Jack dog food! Registration for the coupon ends December 25, 2011, and coupons will be mailed out in early 2012. Registration gets you a monthly newsletter filled with great training tips, inspiring stories, and exclusive savings! Go here to register today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Turn your old t-shirts into a tug toy for your pooch!

When it comes to saving money, finding new uses for items you already have is one of the best things to do. Upcycling is the act of taking an old item and turning it into something new. Not only does it save you money, but it also keeps items from ending up in the landfill - a win win!

If you are anything like me you have a bunch of old t-shirts laying around. I have two drawers full of them, mostly free ones from events I have attended, and to be honest I don't wear them often enough to keep them. In my search for upcycling projects for my collection I came across these great instructions for turning those old shirts into a tug toy for your dog!


It is an insanely simply project that can be completed in less than an hour. You can even make a few of them in an afternoon so your pup always has a spare! What a fun and simple gift to make for Fido's stocking!

From DIYyourfaceoff.com, by iamthemandy




What You Will Need:

scissors
old t-shirts (use a few for a colorful toy, or one for a solid color)


Step 1: Take your t-shirt and begin cutting 12 1inch strips, about 17inches long. If your dog is a larger size, make your strips longer.

Step 2: Gather all 12 strips together and tie a knot at one end.


Step 3: Divide the strips into 3 groups of 4 strips, and begin to braid down the length of the strips. 


Step 4: Gather all strips at end and tie a knot. 

                                                   

Step 5: Enjoy playing with your dog and their new toy!



Thanks to DIYyourfaceoff and iamthemandy for sharing this great project! All photos from DIYyourfaceoff

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Kitty In A Box


Boots sneaking into our box of decorations



Sometimes I wonder if Boots thinks I get mail just so he can have new boxes to sleep in....

Save $3 on World's Best Cat Litter


In my opinion, World's Best Cat Litter is one of the best litters on the market. I love how easily and quickly it clumps, and how much simpler it makes cleaning the cat box. Now you can save $3 on any size bag of their Scented Multiple Cat Clumping formula. Simply go to World's Best Cat Litter's Facebook page, "Like" them, and click on the "Scent formula coupon"tab on the left side of the page. This was the first litter I ever bought for my kittens, and I loved it. It is scented with all natural essential oils, and is a very light and clean smelling scent. And with $3 off you can't go wrong.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Free 8x10 Collage Print from CVS! Great holiday gift idea!

I love these great photo deals. During the last one from Walgreens I made a collage print of my kittens to hang in my home office, and every time I look at it I smile. These make terrific holiday gifts when placed in a nice frame - got any photos of a friend's pet? Now you can get one from CVS at the Kodak Picture Kiosk! These prints always come out beautifully (in a pinch while in photograph school I once had my final printed at CVS. No one could tell!), and are ready in minutes. Go over to coupons.com and search under the "photography" category, listed on the left hand side. There you will find the FREE 8x10 collage print from the Kodak Picture Kiosk. Click on it, and it will take you to Facebook, where you must "Like" Kodak to print your coupon. Now to decide if I really need another collage print of my kitties....

50% off Feline Pine Cat Litter at Shaw's Supermarkets!

Every time I go to the grocery store I take a walk down the pet care aisle to see if there are any good deals. Well yesterday my walk paid off when I spotted 50% off tags on Feline Pine cat litter at Shaw's! Sadly there were none left at that store, but I plan to stop by another on my way to work today and hope that there are some boxes of the clumping kind left. I believe they were marked at $2.75, so paired with this terrific $1.50 off any Feline Pine cat litter coupon a box would only be $1.25! So if you live in the Northeast and have a cat, be sure to stop in at Shaw's and grab a box today!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Crochet your own catnip toys!

When I was younger my grandmother taught me to crochet, and even today I still enjoy it. In my search for D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) cat toy tutorials I came across this adorable crochet pattern on Mollie's Blog of Stuff for an "Easy Peasy Catnip Mouse."To be honest I never learned to read patterns (I wish I had), but judging by the comments it is a fairly simple one. I may have to have one of my crocheting friends teach me to read patterns so I can make these cute toys for my kitties! The best part is that they take very little yarn, so they are a great craft for using up all those leftover pieces from other projects! Wouldn't your kitty love to get one of these in their stockings?




Easy Peasy Catnip Mouse


Materials Needed:

Small amount of scrap acrylic yarn, small amount of good quality catnip, 3.5mm crochet hook, some stuffing, jingle bell (optional).

Pattern:

Ch 17,
Row 1: sc in 2nd st from hook and continue till the end. This will make the tail.
Row 2: Next, make 7 sc in the last loop of the tail (ie. In last sc). (7st total)
Row 3: We will be working in a spiral so do not sl st into the first of the 7 sc. Next, do 2sc in each sc (14st total)
Row 4: *sc in 1st sc, 2sc in 2nd sc* repeat 6 times. (21st total)
Row 5-7: sc in each sc
Row 8: sc in first 5 sc, sc next two sts tog. Repeat until you can just snugly fit your index finger into the top of the mouse. Stuff with catnip and stuffing (and bell).

*next we add the ears. Get another colour of yarn, join it to the outer lip of one sc, as we will use the inner lip to complete the mouse. Ch 2, then in the same sc make 2 dc, sl st in same sc lip. Next, sl st in the outer lip of the next stitch, and the one after. Next, ch 2, 2dc and sl st. tie and cut off.

Row 9: Continue with sc in 1st sc, sc next 2 sts tog, until you only have 7 sts around left. After which just sc next 2 sts tog until you are left with about 3 sts. Leave a 3 inch tail of yarn to seal and secure.

Weave in any loose ends into the mouse, et voilá!!! You have a catnip mouse!



Thank you Mollie for posting such a great pattern!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cat-Proofing Your Christmas Tree

from Socialitelife.com
If your kitties are anything like mine, they are fascinated with the Christmas tree. The moment it went up the kitties were both over there sniffing it, batting the branches, and trying to figure out what this giant green thing was that we placed in the middle of the living room. And that was all before we got any decorations on! Anyways, here are some tips and tricks I've gathered from various sources, including my family, the internet, and of course our own learning experiences with our rambunctious feline duo.

1. Decide if you are getting a real or fake tree.  
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. A real tree has sharp pine needles that could potentially get stuck in paws or harm kitty in other ways. Then again, an artificial tree is not a healthy chew toy either, especially if the "needles" fall off and are swallowed. If you choose a real tree, try and make sure you get a stand that does not have much exposed access to the water. Most kitties love to drink any water that is NOT in their bowls, so you will need to make sure that they cannot easily get to the water for the tree. The water for the tree has the potential to make your cat sick, so try and make sure that the water in the stand is not exposed at all. Also make sure you vacuum up any fallen pine needles regularly. If eaten these can make your cat very sick.

2. Hang breakable and irreplaceable ornaments up high.
This seems obvious, but many people don't realize just how high their cat can reach when stretched out. Try placing them as close to the top of the tree as possible to avoid kitty breakage. And be sure to place all glass ornaments out of the cat's reach - you don't want them breaking one and getting cut while you are not home.

3. Make sure the tree is secure.
This is a tough one for our home. Our apartment is in an old building, complete with very slanted floors. Even with a secure base our tree was at a slant. It took the kitties a whole 5 minutes before they had the tree tipped over the first night (thankfully it was before we decorated). Our tree is now anchored to the window sill to prevent it from tipping over because we could not secure it otherwise. You can also anchor the tree to a wall or ceiling to further secure your tree. Additionally, if possible place your tree away from furniture that your cat could jump from onto the tree.

4. Consider leaving the tree up undecorated for a day or two.
from Socialitelife.com
Cats are always curious when anything new enters the home. Consider putting up your tree, undecorated, and allow your cats to get used to it being in their home. Let them sniff the tree and look at it (as long as they are not trying to climb it!). After a day or two the initial curiosity will be gone and they will have found something else to explore. This will also give you time to teach your cat to leave the tree alone before placing any of your potentially breakable ornaments on it.

5. Don't use ornaments as toys.
This is just asking for trouble. It may be cute at first to tease your cat with an ornament or two, but it will not be so cute when they are knocking over the tree to get to that ornament. Seriously, just don't do it. And no catnip anything on the tree.

6. Consider spraying your tree with vinegar or lemon juice.
Cats hate the smell of vinegar and strong citrus smells like lemon and orange. If you don't mind the smell spritzing your tree with either can help deter your cats from bothering the tree. You can also place lemon or orange peels around the base.

7. Avoid tinsel.
While tinsel can be pretty on trees, especially when mixed with Christmas lights, it can be a serious hazard for your cat. The shininess of the tinsel is very attractive to cats and may entice them to want to play with it. If chewed on or swallowed tinsel can cause serious health problems, such as choking or damage to the intestines. If you have kitties is it best to avoid this shimmery Christmas object all together.

Holistic Select on clearance at Petco

I stopped into Petco yesterday to use my $5 off $25 purchase coupon, and I noticed that nearly the entire line of Holistic Select pet food, both dog and cat, was marked for clearance. I asked an associate, and they said that Petco is discontinuing the entire line. So for those of you who feed this brand to your pet, now is a great time to stock up on some bags and cans. To make the deal even better you can use these coupons for even greater savings!


I noticed the 5.5oz. cans of cat food for marked $.98, and the 3lb. bags of cat food were $8.98 with the larger bags being marked $14.98. I cannot remember the prices for the dog food, but they were clearanced as well.



EDIT: Be sure to check the prices at your store before purchasing. I went to my local Petco today and Holistic Select was still regular price, even though two towns over it was on clearance. It may be a while before the clearance hits your store, so be sure to check the prices first. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Homemade holiday cookies - for dogs!

One of my favorite activities during the holidays (besides opening presents) is baking. I love to bake, and I love to eat baked goods, and there is just something about the smell of cookies that makes a home feel ready for the holidays. So I thought what better way to celebrate the holidays with our pets than to make them some homemade pet cookies! Making your own treats is also a great way to save money and provide your pet with a healthier alternative to commercial treats and snacks.

I came across this incredibly easy recipe online, and though it is called "Birthday Bones Recipe," I figured it could just as easily be called "Holiday Bones Recipe." Best of all it only requires 4 ingredients! Start to finish it only takes about 35 minutes to make these yummy sounding dog cookies. So grab your apron and get baking!

Sourced from Allrecipes.com


Birthday Bones Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup skim milk

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour and baking powder; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and milk. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.



Thank you to Allrecipes.com for posting this terrific dog treat recipe!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Help shelter animals have a happy holiday!

Ever since I got my two kitties this past summer I have had a soft spot in my heart for shelter animals. I wish they all could have a loving home, but since some can't and my home is not big enough for more pets, the next best thing I can do is to support the agencies that work to provide care and shelter for those awaiting a forever home.

Over 50% of Americans buy their pets presents on Christmas (petfinder.com), myself included. Sadly, many shelters animals do not receive anything for Christmas. Shelters usually rely on donations to feed, house, and care for the animals, and those donations often leave little room for things like toys and treats. Three years ago the elves over at Santa Paws Drive sought to help change that.



Santa Paws Drive is the dream of Dorian Wagner, founder of YourDailyCute.com. Together with her elves they have created and maintained the first-ever online Christmas toy drive dedicated to pets. The mission of Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. "We know pets with homes are often showered with gifts and treats for Christmas, and we believe that shelter animals deserve a little holiday love, too," (santapawsdrive.com).

The program collects donations online in the form of cash donations or toys/treat donations. The organization then distributes the donations to needy shelters around the world. Their ultimate hope is of course that each of the animals in these shelters can find a wonderful forever home. But until that happens they want to make sure that each animals gets to wake up on Christmas morning to toys and treats. In the past 2 years Santa Paws Drive has managed to raise over $15,000 in toys, treats, and donations, and helped to support 12 shelters worldwide.

This year Santa Paws Drive is focusing on 6 shelters and rescues that help special needs animals. Sadly many of these animals are considered unadoptable even though they are loving, wonderful cats and dogs that deserve as much love as any other pet. These animals include black dogs and cats, FIV+ cats, blind cats, senior pets and retired greyhounds. Read about this year's shelters and learn about the special animals Santa Paws Drive is trying to help!

So how can you help? There are several options. The first and easiest way is to make a cash or toy/treat donation right on the Santa Paws Drive donation page You can choose to purchase either a specific toy or treat for a dog or cat, or make a cash donation. Donation options start at just $1, and every single dollar helps. Another way to help is to consider placing a banner or widget on your blog. There are several designs to choose from, so you can pick one that works best for your site. Santa Paws Drive also holds paw-ties on Twitter to help raise money and support for the cause. Check out the list of events to join in on the next paw-ty! There are always lots of laughs, fun, and prizes to win!

Every animal deserves lots of love, attention and kindness. That should not change if they have a home or not. Join Santa Paws Drive in helping to provide shelter animals with a Happy Holiday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Buy One, Get One Free coupon from Wellness!




I love buying Wellness food for my kitties, and was very excited to come across this coupon today! Print this coupon for Buy one can, Get one can free of any Wellness Brand dog or cat food. Pair the coupon with a sale and score some great savings!

Post-A-Day Holiday Event

For the next 28 days or so, I will be featuring a series of posts related to the holidays, pets, and saving money on both. This is not only to help support my readers with their holiday budgets, but also to challenge myself to write a post a day, something I am still struggling with a few months into my blog. The posts will feature a variety of topics, including DIY pet toys, treat recipes, and holiday deals, to name a few. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, the Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, join me as we celebrate the holidays with our favorite furry four-pawed loved ones!

NEW Holistic Select coupons!

Holistic Select has released their December coupons!

$1 off any Holistic Select canned dog or cat food
$3 off any Holistic Select dry dog or cat food

Right now Petco has the bags of Holistic Select dry food on sale for as low as $9.99! Be sure to print out your coupon to score some great savings on this terrific pet food! Save it for this weekend, and use with this Petco coupon for $5 off any $25 purchase, valid December 3 & 4 for even greater savings!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Printable coupon for Cesar Canine Cuisine

I love good pet food coupons, so I was excited to see this one come out. Get a printable coupon for Cesar Canine Cuisine, Buy 2 Get 1 Free. This food goes on sale quite often, so you may be able to score a good deal with this coupon. Target and Wal-Mart also tend to have good prices on this food, so if you are in need bring your coupon there. Coupon expires 30 days from printing, and remember that you can print 2 coupons per computer.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Adopt a cat for only $5!


For months we have considered adopting another cat, but one of the things that have kept us from doing so is the large adoption fees many shelters have. As much as I would love to open my home to a new kitty, the nearly $200 adoption fee at our local shelter was just too much. I understand that the fees cover vet attention and housing, and they are necessary for the shelter to remain open, but that doesn't make my wallet feel much better. Well now there is a way for people to adopt without the hefty fees. No More Homeless Pets® Network Partners across the country are participating in the $5 Felines Adoption Event to encourage people to open their hearts and homes to a new feline friend.

For one or more days, between Saturday, November 26 and Saturday, December 3, each participating rescue group and shelter will reduce their adoption fees to $5 for cats and kittens over 5 months. Go here to see a list of participating shelters in your state.

Shelters are currently overflowing with cats, many full or over capacity. Sadly many animals are surrendered during the holidays, as people decide they no longer want to or cannot care for their pets any longer. Give a shelter kitty a home, the best holiday present a kitty could get!

Watch the video below, and adopt a shelter kitty today!

Save $1 on any Simple Solution Product!

Keeping a house clean when you have pets can be a challenge, and finding pet-safe cleaners can be even more of a challenge. Thanksfully Simple Solutions cleaning products have put out a line of pet-friendly cleaning products for the home. PawSafe cleaners come in several formulas, including Floor Cleaner, Toilet Cleaner, Tub & Tile Cleaner, Mulit-Purpose Cleaner and more. Now you can Save $1 on ANY Simple Solutions product, including PawSafe!

To make this deal even better, many Petco stores are clearancing out some of their PawSafe products. I have found the PawSafe Toilet Cleaner at many Petco locations for $1.50, but with this coupon a bottle would only be $.50! I picked up a bottle the other day, and will be trying it out when I clean the bathroom tonight.

EDIT: I stopped in last night at Petco and I found bottles of PawSafe Toy Cleaner on clearance for only $1! So free with this coupon!

Monday, November 28, 2011

A wonderful giveaway from Life in the Lost World!

I love giveaways. I will admit, I spend about an hour a morning entering them (Is that extreme? Probably. Do they make a TLC show for it?), and I get so excited when I win one. Well the wonderful lady over at Life in the Lost Worl is having a giveaway that any pet lover would be lucky to win! Enter to win a great sample box filled with premium pet food from Newman's Own Organics. The winner can choose if they would like to receive a prize for a dog or cat! I won a prize pack from Newman's Own Organics from a different blog months ago, and was very pleased with what I received. It also came really fast, which made winning even more exciting! The giveaway ends on December 6, so be sure to head on over and enter soon! You can get a daily entry for tweeting, so the sooner you head over the better your chances!

While you are there be sure to check out the blog's other giveaways! There are more than a dozen to choose from, so take some time and have fun! And good luck!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free 5lb. bag of dog or cat food - 11/25 only!

Fromm is a gourmet pet food company that produces natural, holistic foods for your furry loved ones. For one day only they are offering a coupon for a FREE 5lb. bag of dry dog or cat food. You must fill out the form, and use the password "Family" to print your coupon. This food is mostly sold in small, specialty pet stores, so go here to find a retailer near you. Remember, this coupon is only valid on Black Friday, 11/25. You can be sure I will be stopping in to my local pet specialty store to grab this freebie!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Wellness coupons!

Wellness has put out their newest set of coupons. I love Wellness food for my kitties, and I love when these coupons come out every month. Even better? Right now PetSmart has the 3oz. cans of cat food on sale for $1.10, so you can grab a can for only 10 cents with coupon! Wellness dry dog and cat food is also on sale at PetSmart, so it is a great time to use these coupons! All coupons expire December 15th.

$1 off any Wellness canned dog or cat food

$3 off any Wellness dry dog or cat food purchase

Great deals at PetSmart on Black Friday!

The holidays are coming, and Black Friday is just around the corner. I know many of you are planning your shopping around gifts for friends and family, but don't forget about the other members of your family - your pets! PetSmart has some great Black Friday deals going on, so be sure to check them out and pick up some treats for your furry loved ones! Doors open at 7am!


Purina Tidy Cats litter, 35-38lb. tubs, all varieties - $8.99 (save $6)
$1 off Tidy Cats litter (requires newsletter sign-up)
Save $3 on Tidy Cats litter at PetSmart peelie
PLUS receive $5 in Purina Holiday Bonus Bucks

Purina Fancy Feast 3oz. canned cat food (excludes Elegent Medleys) - $.45
Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon from RecycleBank

Purina Friskies cat food, 16lb. bag, all varieties - $9.99 (save $3)
Look for tearpads for 2 free cans Friskies cat food when you buy any 16lb. bag Friskies dry cat food
PLUS receive $5 in Purina Holiday Bonus Bucks

Purina Friskies 5.5pz. canned cat food - $.35 (excludes Selects Indoor)
Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon from RecycleBank

Purina Dog Chow, all varieties, 44.1 -48.1 lbs. bags - $19 (save $3.99)
$2 off Purina Dog Chow, any bag
$1 off Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels, Fit & Trim
= as low as $17 or $18

Purina Beneful Dog Food, 31.1 lb. bags, all varieties - $22.99 (save $6)

Purina One Dog Food, 34lb. bags, all varities - $25.99 (save $6)

Iams Dog Food, 34-40lb. bags, select varieties - $33.99 (save $5)
$1 off any bag Iams dog or cat food, expires 11/30
$3 off Iams Sporting dog food, 35lb. bag, expires 1/31/2012 (if included)

Save 50% on select dog treats, 12-30oz. packages (pictures are Purina Beggin' Strips, Blue Buffalo Blue Bones, Pedigree Marrow Bones, Canyon Creek Ranch, Purina Busy Bones)
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) packages cans of Purina Dog Snacks, expires 1/30/2012

Save 50% on all dog collars

Save 50% on Kong Chew Resistant Bed $ Grreat XL Orthopedic & Plush Pillow Beds

Grreat Choice 22in. Plush Microsuede Dog or Cat Cuddler - $7.99 (save 60%)

Whisker City Tunnel n' Lounge with Sisal Roller - $64.99 (save 50%)

Pawsitively Clean by Bissel Yikes! Compact Cleaning Machine - $79.99 (save $50)


Remember that if you have already picked up some Purina foods and have those Holiday Bonus Bucks, this is a great sale to use them on! And for those of you who decide to pick up some items that are NOT pet food, use this great coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase of non-consumable items at Petsmart. You must log into your PetPerks account first. Don't have a PetPerks account? Sign-up online today!

Thanks to Black Friday @ gottadeal.com for the ad preview!

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Like" Nutrish on facebook to help shelter pets in need!



I love donating to good causes, but sometimes financially I just cannot do it. Luckily there are many great ways out there to help out terrific causes without opening your wallet. Right now for every "Like" they get on Facebook Nutrish, Rachel Ray's brand of pet food, will donate $1 to Rachel's Rescue, an organization that helps shelter animals. Simply click the "Like" button on the top of their page and $1 will be donated - how simple and great is that?